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Evolving IT Management from Device Centric to User Centric

Posted by cyril leroy on Thu, Apr 11, 2013

gsx solutions cloud byod it management resized 600We are so excited to be here at MMS 2013! Day one has just ended and there was a lot of information about what's new for IT managers.

The next big trend in IT Management is focusing on users instead of devices. This recent change is a result of BYOD, consumer devices joining the corporate environment.

Before the current wave of products, the focus of IT Management was simply on devices. Now with Microsoft technologies, IT Management teams are focusing on users and providing access to corporate environments from a wide range of devices without compromising security concerns.

The leverage of all Microsoft solutions currently available provide you with:

  • Empowering user productivity
  • Unifying Management infrastructure

Users are accessing Apps and Data from multiple devices. Depending on security policies, some restrictions may apply based on:

  • User credentials
  • Devices used
  • Network locations

A case study was showcased this morning about Windows Intune during the keynote coming from Toyota Motor Europe. It discussed how Toyota implemented Windows Intune to deal with their Complex Computer Management. 

Device Perspective

Embrace the BYOD “Bring Your Own Device” trend. Personal devices are now able to act as a corporate device delivering access to all business applications and data without compromising security constraints.

Cloud devices (tablets, smartphones) are now managed from the Cloud (by Windows Intune).

System Center Configuration Manager can be associated to your Windows Intune subscription and provide unified management for all types of devices.

Unsecured devices can access corporate Apps and Data through VDI or Windows to Go.

Apps Perspective

All Windows, IOS, Android or Windows RT apps are available in a self-service model, allowing to user to get access to all his work environment from anywhere using any device.

Data Perspective

Windows Server 2012 Dynamic Access Control provides adaptive user access levels defined by security rules.

Active Directory Rights Management Services permits control over documents spread outside the company (By email or USB devices, etc.).

All of these new features are now part of Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1 products. 

Are you at MMS 2013 this week? What new things have you learned?  Is there something specific you are looking forward to seeing this week? Let us know in the comments below!


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